Nicolas Cage lights up Bath

Hollywood icon flicks on Christmas display in, uh, Somerset...


Nicolas Cage proved he's not averse to mingling with us humble Britishers in the quaint old town of Bath Spa last night, turning on their Christmas lights in front of a crowd of thousands.

Cage, who owns a property in the city and also a nearby castle (as you do), was invited to do the deed by a hopeful local, who presumably had already checked with fellow Bath residents Johnny Depp and Van Morrison and discovered they'd gone bowling. Or something.

Not surprisingly, the town centre was brought to a standstill by Cage's merry bit of Christmassing, with extra police drafted in to cover the event. He announced that he'd felt welcomed by the "wonderful and historic city".

"Anything that I can do to give back and say thanks, I am going to do," he declared, before pressing a button and ramping up Bath's electricity bill.


Were you there? Was it a sweet gesture or a publicity stunt? Sound off below...


    • stebbs

      Nov 28th 2009, 1:36

      I was there. Actually seemed pretty heartfelt. He's a lot balder and more Eastern European looking in person...

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    • PabloDiablo

      Nov 28th 2009, 19:01

      I'm surprised he didn't put on a crazy bear costume and start smacking the female residents upside the head. "Nooooooo, not the beeeeeeeees!" Or imagine him quizzing the guy at the burger van- "HOW'D IT GET BURNED????" The possibilities are endless. Wicker Man Part 2 anyone? Didn't think so.

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